ICANN: Advance Notice: Board Committee Public Session

ICANN logoDiscussion of public participation and document publication operational policy

The ICANN Board Public Participation Committee (PPC) will be holding a special public session on Monday 5 October at 15:00 UTC to discuss the Committee’s work, focusing in particular on the Document Publication Operational Policy currently out for public comment.

The public session will be held entirely online using the conferencing software that ICANN has been testing over the course of 2009 for its remote participation abilities.

Any and all community members are invited to join the session, which will be accessible through the address: icann.na3.acrobat.com/ppc/.

The meeting will be split into two parts:

  • The first will cover the broad issue of public participation within ICANN and Committee members will outline what they are currently working on, as well as take questions and suggestions. Input will be fed into the Committee’s public session at the international public meeting in Seoul at the end of October.
  • The second part will take up the majority of the time and be dedicated to community discussion of the Document Publication Operational Policy. Input will be fed into the public comment period currently open on the operational policy.

The operational policy covers the provision of documents and meeting agendas a set time ahead of an ICANN international public meeting, and also includes sections on the provision of executive summaries, plain language, use of jargon and acronyms, translation and so on. It was put out for public comment on 8 September and comments on it will be accepted for three days following the PPC public session.

The date of the PPC public session – Monday 5 October – is particularly relevant as it is also the deadline date for the Seoul meeting (15 working days ahead of the opening day on 26 October).

In particular, the Committee is interested in hearing the community’s perspectives on the potential impact of the operational policy and what may be done to alleviate any issues.

Find out what time the meeting is taking place where you are by following this link.

Related links:

Online session (will go live just prior to 15:00 UTC on Monday 5 October):
icann.na3.acrobat.com/ppc/.

Document Publication Operation Policy (EN):
icann.org/en/participate/draft-document-publication-operational-policy-en.pdf [PDF, 146K]

Public comment period on operational policy:
https://vbulletin.dev.icann.org/

Public Participation Committee homepage:
icann.org/en/committees/participation/

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-18sep09-en.htm